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MirrorMask (children's edition)
Neil Gaiman
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories, Volume One: Where on Earth
Ursula K. Le Guin
Betsy and Tacy Go Downtown
Maud Hart Lovelace
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Oscar Wilde, Camille Cauti
Riders of the Purple Sage
Zane Grey
Vampires, Zombies, & Wanton Souls
Marge Simon
Let the Trumpet Sound: A Life of Martin Luther King Jr. - Stephen B. Oates Riveting! Because I knew MLK would be assassinated at the end, I found myself dreading the outcome from the very beginning. Oates does a great job of blatant foreshadowing, amping up the reader's angst. The description of MLK's corpse is numbing, a bit clinical, and powerfully depressing. We lost a true (but admittedly human) hero when MLK was taken from us in 1968. Oates conveys this loss through his serious, grave account of MLK's march toward death.

Admittedly, I'm focusing almost exclusively on the lows. The highs surrounding the "I Have a Dream" speech, the bus boycott and other significant moments in the Civil Rights movement are told in an almost breathless style. Even the retellings of the major moments got me pumped up! A truly inspiring page-turner of a biography. Don't let the length scare you away. Read this book!